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IT expert sees bleak future for Nigerian pupils


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An Information Communication Technology (ICT) expert, Mr. Bakee Chidiebere, has disclosed that recent research indicated that about 65.per cent of primary school pupils enrolling today could face uncertainty of non-existent jobs in future, due to global challenges associated with IT knowledge. 

Chidiebere, who delivered paper at the Third Anniversary Lecture of the Founders’day/carnival of the Federal Polytechnic, Nekede, near Owerri, to mark the institution’s 40th anniversary at the weekend, said there were pointers to the early warning, which needed to be taken very seriously by relevant authorities in the country. 

He said 75 per cent of both teachers, educators and students needed to handle the gap in the system, adding: “By 2020 it’s estimated there will be 1.5 million new digitised jobs across the globe.

At the same time, 90 percent of organisations currently have IT skills shortages, while 75 per cent of educators and students feel there is a gap in their ability to meet the skills needs of the IT workforce.”:

The Rector of the Polytechnic, Dr. Celestine Ugochi Njoku, said she was pleased by the achievement of the founding students of the institution,  noting that she did not hesitate to sustain the ceremony since three years ago.

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